Tickets now available for
SMART Sip in Central Oregon
Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm
the OXFORD hotel
10 NW Minnesota Ave, Bend
Join us for the SMART Sip, a new take on our annual event to benefit SMART reading programs in Central Oregon. The event will feature tastes of beer, wine, and spirits along with yummy food and amazing raffle prizes, all to support local SMART programs. Come visit with friends & neighbors and enjoy a taste while learning more about SMART’s work to inspire little readers in Central Oregon. Support SMART by becoming a sponsor or purchasing tickets below.
Must be 21 years or older to Sip.
Learning to read is one of the most important steps in a child’s life, laying the vital foundation for future knowledge and education. Prevailing research proves that shared book reading and the availability of books in the home during a child’s first, formative years are the strongest predictors of early literacy skills. SMART provides both.
Founded in 1992, SMART’s proven model engages community volunteers across Oregon to read one-on-one with Pre-K through third-grade children for one hour per week during the school year. SMART volunteers model reading aloud and ignite a love of reading in children, helping build literacy skills and self-confidence. SMART students also receive up to 14 new books to take home and keep each year.
Please contact Jennifer Zardinejad, SMART Central Area Manager